Vancouver Island Trails Information Society
Vancouver Island Trails Information Society

Buy a Book

Please read carefully the following three options for purchasing our books from this site, then click on the appropriate book cover below to see tables of contents and other details or to to buy hard copy or e-books. 


1. Buying a book for shipping to a Canadian or United States address, using a credit card (U.S. purchasers shipping to Canada, see "2." below) 

Prices shown ($20/HT1, $31/HT2 or 3) are in Canadian dollars and include taxes, shipping & handling

You will be directed to a secure site using PayPal after clicking on the book cover and adding the book to your cart.  However, you do not have to have, or sign up for, a PayPal account to use a credit card.  Ignore suggestions that you should sign up for a PayPal account unless you want to do this.  You may have to search carefully for and click on "continue" possibly in two places. Be a "PayPal guest", click on "checkout".  PayPal is still providing security. 

Note re PayPal: if incorrect numbers of books appear simply use "remove" and  "update cart".

Recommended: Please add your 10-digit telephone number as part of your address (2nd address line) as  it may help us reach you if there is a problem.  And also on the order form click on "Note to seller - Add" and in the box "Write your message here" put in your phone number.  Do this even if you include it further down on the order page. 

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Vancouver Island residents also have the option to purchase books from local bookstores, outdoor stores, museums or tourist information centres to avoid shipping & handling charges.

To go with option 1, click on the book covers below.  Happy reading!


2.  United States customers shipping to Canada (PayPal cannot handle this) or for ordering without using a credit card:  complete this form.


3. Buying a book for shipping to countries other than Canada and the United States or for buying an e-book 

Send an email to with your request, you will then be contacted for further details, or go directly to the link below.  Orders will be processed in US dollars and include a handling and shipping charge. For buying an e-book, go directly to:


Hiking Trails I: Victoria & Vicinity
Hiking Trails 2: South-Central Vancouver Island and the Gulf Island
Hiking Trails 3: Northern Vancouver Island
Vancouver Island Trails Information Society